St. Lawrence sub-di­vi­sion back on the agenda

The Southern Gazette - - ED­I­TO­RIAL - BY COLIN FAR­RELL

The Town of St. Lawrence is seek­ing a de­vel­oper in­ter­ested in build­ing a sub­di­vi­sion in the town.

Mayor Paul Pike told The South­ern Gazette that “Lau­ren­tian Es­tates” devel­op­ment has enough space for be­tween 50-70 homes.

“We have cur­rently pre-sold 10 (lots),” he said, adding some site-prepa­ra­tion work has been done in the hopes of mak­ing the ven­ture more at­trac­tive to de­vel­op­ers.

“We are in the process of putting in a trunk line, which is a wa­ter and sewer hook-up,” he said. The town is part­ner­ing with Canada Flu­o­rS­par Inc (CFI), to get the trunk line in­stalled.

“We’re hop­ing we’re go­ing to at­tract a de­vel­oper in the very near fu­ture; pos­si­bly start build­ing homes in that area by the be­gin­ning of the sum­mer.”

CFI has agreed to pro­vide the equip­ment and the per­son­nel to dig the line needed for the hook up.

As for the de­sign of the sub-di­vi­sion, Pike said, “We in­tend to in­clude green spa­ces to make it a very age friendly type of (lo­ca­tion).”

This is not the first time the town has gone in search of de­vel­op­ers for this sub­di­vi­sion.

“This would be the sec­ond time that we’ve had this out now,” ex­plained Pike. “The first time we did at­tract de­vel­op­ers but (at the time) where ev­ery­thing went quiet with the mine again, peo­ple backed off.”

Pike said the cost as­so­ci­ated with in­stalling the wa­ter and sewer lines was also a fac­tor that also de­terred de­vel­op­ers.

“We do have some peo­ple now that are tak­ing an­other look, and we’re quite op­ti­mistic that within the next cou­ple of months we’re go­ing to have an an­nounce­ment on that.”

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Town of St. Lawrence

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